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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

5 years ago


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#4451 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Coors was a small and very limited brewery back then and it's beer became highly coveted

Had a customer would mail it here for us.

Great times.

LTG : )

#4452 8 months ago

Interesting side note: Adolph Coors committed suicide in 1929 by jumping out of a window of this local hotel. (Some say he was pushed.)

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#4453 8 months ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Interesting side note: Adolph Coors committed suicide in 1929 by jumping out of a window of this local hotel. (Some say he was pushed.)

Him being a beer guy, my guess is he hops out.

#4454 8 months ago
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#4455 8 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Had a customer would mail it here for us.
Great times.
LTG : )

We had to go to Virginia to get Coors and Strohs, NC had a 3.2 alcohol limit (80's).
The Coors had a button opening system, cool at the time.
Strolls Fire-Brewed was better though.
My friend worked at the Coors Plant in Colorado, he said the constant refrigeration guidelines then led to a lot of wasted beer and they threw cases of it over the back fence where Locals would retrieve it.
Do they still have to ship it refrigerated?

#4456 8 months ago
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#4457 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Him being a beer guy, my guess is he hops out.

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#4458 8 months ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

We had to go to Virginia to get Coors and Strohs, NC had a 3.2 alcohol limit (80's).
The Coors had a button opening system, cool at the time.
Strolls Fire-Brewed was better though.
My friend worked at the Coors Plant in Colorado, he said the constant refrigeration guidelines then led to a lot of wasted beer and they threw cases of it over the back fence where Locals would retrieve it.
Do they still have to ship it refrigerated?

I grew up in Kansas and Coors sold there was 3.2. We always called KS beer baseball beer. (Liquor stores sold 5.0 beer but you had to be 21 and I don't recall Coors being sold in liquor stores. ) The funny thing is that we drank a lot of Coors, not because it was great beer, but because it was cheap beer. So imagine my surprise when I went off to college in NC (this was the 70's) and everyone asked me if I ever drank Coors. It had this mythical status. Needless to say, everytime I came back from KS, I was loaded down with Coors.

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#4459 8 months ago

How Many remember being glued to these:
(and my favorite episode!)

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#4460 8 months ago

Yep, that episode was classic..."The more hunks you eat, the more prizes you get."

#4461 8 months ago
Quoted from Oldgoat:

I grew up in Kansas and Coors sold there was 3.2. We always called KS beer baseball beer. (Liquor stores sold 5.0 beer but you had to be 21 and I don't recall Coors being sold in liquor stores. )

Actually, the liquor store beer was 6.0. We called it 6 point. I was not old enough to enter the liquor stores and don't know about Coors in the liquor stores. But Kansas has finally upped its game and the grocery stores now get to sell the strong stuff; No more 3.2 around here.

Funny thing is,IIRC, that you will not find the alcohol content on the container. It is just referred as "strong beer".
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"As of January 2019, Kansas has 3 dry counties, where on-premises liquor sales are prohibited, but the sale of 3.2% beer is permitted. As of April 2017, Kansas still has not ratified the 21st Amendment, which ended nationwide prohibition in 1933.

---I did not know about Kansas and the 21st amendment.

This state has always been governed by a bunch of inbreeds.

#4462 8 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

How Many remember being glued to these:
(and my favorite episode!)
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Oh yes, talk about a long life cycle. I also grew up in the 50s and 60s watching those 1930's productions. I loved the Little Rascals.

And Warner Bros. cartoons were my first experience with Hitler and Tojo as the WWII cartoons hit the rerun circuit in the 50s.

Something else I just learned recently with the hurly-burly surrounding Dr. Suess books. The good doctor was a political cartoonist during WW II and those caricatures of Tojo and Hitler were his work.

#4463 8 months ago

Between Seuss and Goldberg, 2 that gave me many memories.
Such a Huge difference between growing upp in 50s, vs 60s, or 70s, and 80s.
Each 10 years brought such drastic changes with TV, and Toys.

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#4464 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Oh yes, talk about a long life cycle. I also grew up in the 50s and 60s watching those 1930's productions. I loved the Little Rascals.

I watched them. Didn't care much for them. Now if mom took me to see a gladiator movie. SCORE ! I loved those. Though probably the only kid cheering for the lions.

LTG : )

#4465 8 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Though probably the only kid cheering for the lions.
LTG : )

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#4466 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Something else I just learned recently with the hurly-burly surrounding Dr. Suess books. The good doctor was a political cartoonist during WW II and those caricatures of Tojo and Hitler were his work.

Can I tie together Dr. Seuss and beer? Dr. Seuss did some art for Narragansett beer. One of my favorite beers, but unfortunately only available out East.

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#4467 8 months ago

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#4468 8 months ago

They still make these spoons?

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#4469 8 months ago
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#4470 8 months ago
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#4471 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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Liquid Paper: If you are old enough you will remember the TV band The Monkees.

Michael Nesmith was the lead guitar. His mother was a secretary. She sat down at her kitchen table and invented Liquid Paper.

It used to be called the last of the great kitchen inventions.

#4472 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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#4473 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Liquid Paper: If you are old enough you will remember the TV band The Monkees.
Michael Nesmith was the lead guitar. His mother was a secretary. She sat down at her kitchen table and invented Liquid Paper.
It used to be called the last of the great kitchen inventions.

Liquid Paper was his Mothers Invention?

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#4474 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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And it has to squeak too when you turn it or it doesn't count. I found one of these on Facebook Marketplace and had to have it for my nerd cave.

#4475 8 months ago

What was your favorite one-hit-wonder?

Mine was/is Gimme Good Lovin’ by Crazy Elephant sometime around 1967.

#4476 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

My favorite one-hit-wonder was Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ by Crazy Elephant in 1969.

That's odd. My favorite was Mongoose by Elephant's Memory in 1970.

By the way, Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions. A touring group was formed later (which did not include any of the musicians from the original recording) for promotional purposes.

#4477 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Michael Nesmith was the lead guitar. His mother was a secretary. She sat down at her kitchen table and invented Liquid Paper.

Also little known fact that Lou Reed’s uncle (mothers side) holds the patent for the BIC banana ball point pen. : )
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#4478 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Also little known fact that Lou Reed’s uncle (mothers side) holds the patent for the BIC banana ball point pen. : )
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Except... the BIC Banana was a marker, not a ball point, as evidenced towards the top of this page.

And Andy Warhol's banana is somehow pertinent? You been smokin' banana peels, son?

#4479 8 months ago

During the space race with Russia, NASA announced the Astronaut pen that could write upside down and in zero gravity. "Space Pen was used on the Apollo 7 space mission in 1968 after 2 years of rigorous testing by NASA"

When informed about this technological advancement, Russia sluffed it off as more wasted American money and said they use a pencil.

(that last part was a joke but probably true)

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#4480 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

(that last part was a joke but probably true)

But, alas, it is just a myth. Originally, NASA astronauts, like the Soviet cosmonauts, used pencils, according to NASA historians. In fact, NASA ordered 34 mechanical pencils from Houston's Tycam Engineering Manufacturing, Inc., in 1965. They paid $4,382.50 or $128.89 per pencil.

LTG : )

#4481 8 months ago

Here are my top 5 favs from my childhood. I know some people here forgot about the Tomy 3-D.

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#4482 8 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

You been smokin' banana peels, son?

They call me mellow yellow...

#4483 8 months ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

They call me mellow yellow...

Donvan hit.

A friend of mine had jaundice when that song came out. He was confined to bed. His brothers played that song non stop for him.

LTG : )

#4484 8 months ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:And Andy Warhol's banana is somehow pertinent? You been smokin' banana peels, son?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground_%26_Nico

I find listening to The Velvet Underground is best enjoyed while under the influence of a banana peel or two.

#4485 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

During the space race with Russia, NASA announced the Astronaut pen that could write upside down and in zero gravity. "Space Pen was used on the Apollo 7 space mission in 1968 after 2 years of rigorous testing by NASA"
When informed about this technological advancement, Russia sluffed it off as more wasted American money and said they use a pencil.
(that last part was a joke but probably true)
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#4486 8 months ago
Quoted from mooch:

Can I tie together Dr. Seuss and beer? Dr. Seuss did some art for Narragansett beer. One of my favorite beers, but unfortunately only available out East.
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Some of his stuff was a little racy!

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#4487 8 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

But, alas, it is just a myth. Originally, NASA astronauts, like the Soviet cosmonauts, used pencils, according to NASA historians. In fact, NASA ordered 34 mechanical pencils from Houston's Tycam Engineering Manufacturing, Inc., in 1965. They paid $4,382.50 or $128.89 per pencil.
LTG : )

You are correct, but to add to this, it didn’t take nasa long to figure out the the tip of a pencil could break off and float around becoming a problem. That why they switched to a pen.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/

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#4488 8 months ago

I was reliving a bit of my childhood this weekend, with my older brother.

Perhaps it started with Star Trek, or being the right age in the 60s, but he took off on Space Models.
Building the Big Saturn 5, Gemini, the Lunar Model pictured before, (He made a Plaster of Paris moon Base that clogged the sink trap),
and other model Rockets.
The two of us, like many others wanted to be Astronauts. Didnt Happen.

But the Next Generation, my Nephew, he grabbed the Bug. So he is now Lead Flight Engineer, for the Dragonfly mission to Titan.

Spending time with the family can be surreal. One talking about Old Star Trek episodes, and in the Next Second, the Drones on Titan.

This hits me, the old man, with a flood of emotions.....

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#4489 8 months ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

You are correct, but to add to this, it didn’t take nasa long to figure out the the tip of a pencil could break off and float around becoming a problem. That why they switched to a pen.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/

That is an interesting bit of history.

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#4490 8 months ago

Art I loved your mystery toy post from last week so I offer another.....

Can anyone identify what these are?

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#4491 8 months ago

Had no idea Mr Potato Head had a buddy : )

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#4492 8 months ago

those are for dipping easter eggs in the colored dye

#4493 8 months ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

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It is almost like seeing Mr. Roberts in his underwear. Dr. Suess was always The Cat in the Hat guy to me. And now we find out he did a lot of things to put food one his table. Like kissing a lot of ass. Doing the jobs he did not want to do, perhaps.

Sort of like Brad Pitt working in soap opera "Another World" before he hit the big time.

#4494 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Art I loved your mystery toy post from last week so I offer another.....
Can anyone identify what these are?[quoted image]

My first thought was also for egg dying.

#4495 8 months ago
Quoted from zerbam:

those are for dipping easter eggs in the colored dye

The smell of vinegar always reminds me of coloring eggs way back when. My Mom used spoons instead of the wire egg dipper. Using the crayon to make names appear on the eggs was fun. I made a big mistake once by writing on some eggs with a Magic Marker. Those didn’t taste too good.

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#4496 8 months ago

I was always so excited for my Easter basket on Easter Sunday. I woke up at the crack of dawn to look for it. It was usually stashed in the corner behind the curved part of our sectional sofa. But one Easter morning, there was no basket. I searched everywhere. I woke up my Mom and asked her where the basket was. She said I was too old to still believe in the Easter Bunny. What?! Who cares about a bunny? Where’s my basket of candy and toys?! I never got one again. Growing up sucks.

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#4497 8 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Had no idea Mr Potato Head had a buddy : )
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I had this one that was a French Fry.

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#4498 8 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

"It is almost like seeing Mr. Roberts in his underwear."

I must say...….that image makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

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#4499 8 months ago

Remember these?

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#4500 8 months ago

To commemorate my thousandth pinside post!

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